What are some ways to have fun in retirement on a fixed income?


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Ways to have fun in retirement on a fixed income include volunteering, living in a college community and engaging in community activities. Engaging in certain money-saving behaviors can lead to additional perks, such as free meals and discounts at local venues.

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An retiree can watch sporting events, see movies and watch concerts for free by volunteering. Volunteering opportunities might also be available at art gallery openings, lectures, critiques and film showings. Volunteering opportunities are usually available all year long and are sometimes offered overseas. Studies have shown that volunteering is beneficial to a person's mental and physical health.

By living in a college community, a retiree can audit courses, take in cultural events, attend student performances and use the school library. Living near a college campus also provides a retiree with the opportunity to take low-cost classes if he desires to earn college credit or a degree. Retiring near a college might also give the retiree a chance to visit local historic sites.

Retirees can also consider teaching a free course at a community center or local library. Past life or career experience can be used to instruct others. There's also a chance the retiree may have the opportunity to teach at a local university or college.

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